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December 17, 1793 Hancock County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Hancock County, Georgia
December 17, 1863 Major General Lafayette McLaws is relieved of duty by General James Longstreet after the battle of Fort Sanders. McLaws demands a court-martial. He is cleared of all charges
  Lafayette McLaws
  James Longstreet
December 17, 1913 Atlanta's Capitol City Club, on the corner of Peachtree and Harris St. opens for business.
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
December 17, 1920 First meeting of the Lions Club in Georgia (Atlanta)
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
December 17, 1928 New tunnel enters operation through Chetoogeta Mountain near Tunnel Hill, replacing a 1,477 foot tunnel built to complete the Western and Atlantic Railroad
  Western and Atlantic Railroad
December 17, 1956 Horace Ward's suit opens in court, as he continues his attempt to integrate the University of Georgia
  Donald L. Hollowell
December 17, 1968 Ruth Eiseman-Schier, the first woman ever to appear on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list, is arrested from the kidnapping of Barbara Jane Mackle. Mackle, who was eventually rescued, had been buried alive in a coffin-like box in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
December 17, 1976 WTCG, Channel 17 (Atlanta), owned and operated by Ted Turner, begins to uplink its signal to a satellite transponder and give it to cable operators across the country for free. It is the first "Superstation"
  Ted Turner
December 17, 1976 The first of the so-called "Superstations" begins broadcasting from Atlanta as WTBS (owned by Ted Turner)
  Ted Turner
December 17, 2002 Vernon Can Read! published. Vernon Jordan's employer, Robert Maddox, was so impressed with the fact that his chauffeur could read that he told all his friends, hence the title. The book is an accurate look at the difference between life in the North and life in the South for blacks from the 1940's - 1980's.
  Vernon Jordan
December 17, 2008 Cooper Tires announces the closure of its Albany, Georgia facility, slated for completion in December, 2009. Production will move to three other plants in the United States.
  Albany, Georgia
December 17, 2009 Vice President Joe Biden presents the North Georgia Network, a new electrical cooperative, with $33 million stimulus grant in Dawsonville
  Dawson County, Georgia
December 17, 2010 Chestatee State Bank, Dawsonville, GA fails. Its assets are purchased by Bank of the Ozarks.
  Bank Failures in Georgia
December 17, 2010 Appalachian Community Bank, FSB, McCaysville, GA fails. Its assets are purchased by Peoples Bank of East Tennessee.
  Bank Failures in Georgia
December 17, 2010 United Americas Banks N.A., Atlanta, fails. Assets are purchased by State Bank and Trust Company
  Bank Failures in Georgia
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